New this week for 8BitMMO:
I got a new frontpage set up today that has a little description and embedded trailer. This is nice because new users can see what the game is before downloading a meg of code & asset files.
If you're running in low-res, it'll autohide the sidebar, and otherwise it'll show it in normal situations. I tested the site in Firefox, Chrome, and IE -- but if it looks broken in your browser, please let me know.
Optimizations & Load Testing
I wrote an app to generate many connections to the server and simulate many players moving around:
After doing some optimizations (now on the live server), I was pleased to have the server still perform well, even with 250 (simulated) players moving around at the same time. Since the server is running in debug mode, I expect once I switch to release mode it will be even higher!
Chat Window Improvements
Build 382 was uploaded with a bugfix for chat window, and it makes it obvious when you are chat mode. Thanks for bug report, GLaDOS (hopefully no relation )
Build 381 uploaded with movement improvements - it's easier to get into narrow spaces now (ie, doorways) and around corners.
Fan Art Contest
Well, I only got one submission for the fanart contest, so choosing a winner was very easy!
Here is Vrocaan's submission, which shows several new weapons that would be pretty cool to have in-game, and sooner or later I'll get around to implementing:
For his efforts, Vrocaan gets 250g!